December 9, 1979 |
Itami, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
|Height||156 cm (5 ft 1 in) (5' 1")|
|Weight||49 kg (100 lb)|
She is the first Japanese woman to win the 2007–08 World Cup in moguls, and also won two gold medals at FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships 2009. She took part in the Winter Olympic Games in 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014.
At the 2014 Sochi Olympics, she was beaten for bronze by Hannah Kearney, the previous Olympic champion.
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